Sowing Seeds: Food, Health, Community

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No Frontiers Media produced a short documentary on the Werribee Park Community Garden, that was release in September 2015. The garden is located in and around the Werribee Park farmstead, behind the 19th Century mansion built by one of Australia's wealthiest colonial families. Established in 2012 the garden is run by Karen (an ethnic minority group from Burma) refugees, who've ...

Origins: Migrant, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Mental Health

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Origins, which is jointly managed, funded and supported by St John of God Pinelodge Clinic and psychiatric disability rehabilitation and support service Ermha, was established after a period of discernment by Pinelodge’s leadership team starting in 2006. Pinelodge was looking to develop a social outreach and advocacy service that fit with its mental health and drug and alcohol orientation and ...

The “Better Life” Project

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  The “Better Life” Project explores the meaning of life, from individual to individual, culture to culture, throughout human society. A “Better Life” is the justification for almost all of what we do, but what does it really mean? Why do we cause so much harm to the planet and each other in pursuit of a better life? Can life …

100 Days Since Haiyan

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Kim Paul Nguyen and Anna Scharf spent a month in the Philippines after Haiyan hit in November 2013, researching, taking photos, shooting video and writing articles. Check out Kim's articles “100 Days Since Typhoon Haiyan” (18 February 2014) and “A Filippino’s fight against climate change” (23 February 2014) on Al Jazeera English. The April 2014 edition of Monocle Magazine also ...

After Haiyan

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No Frontiers Media Director, Kim Paul Nguyen, spent a month in the Philippines after Haiyan hit, researching, taking photos, shooting video and writing articles. Check out "100 Days Since Typhoon Haiyan" (18 February 2014) and "A Filippino's fight against climate change" (23 February 2014) on Al Jazeera English. The April 2014 edition of Monocle Magazine also featured Kim's Q&A with ...

Off-Grid in Spain – Article, Photo Essay

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  During the summer of 2013 Kim Paul Nguyen and Anna Scharf cycled from Sweden to the Pyrenees, looking for examples of off-grid living. In Spain they found plenty, and the upcoming article and photographic essay will tell the story of the quiet revolution going on in Spanish society, as economic pressures force the Spanish population to re-think prosperity. An …

The Sami’s Last Stand

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In 2013 Kim Paul Nguyen visited Arctic Scandinavia to research Sami reindeer herders and the impacts of the mining boom. As Sweden's mining boom gathered pace the Sami were fighting for survival. Only 2,000 Sami reindeer herders are left in Sweden and they are losing their traditional lands to mining and infrastructure. If more land is taken reindeer herding will ...

Trees Falling in the Forest

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In 2013 Kim Paul Nguyen completed “Trees Falling in the Forest”, a feature length documentary exploring environmental protest in Australia, and the role of the media as gate-keepers. The film tells the story of 6 activists as they try to grab the public’s attention, hoping to convince the Australian government to protect the environment and fight climate change. Ray and ...